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Flying butterflies, Turnabout Patchwork

This is Flying butterflies by Raewyn of Stitching Farmgirl .

The pattern is from my book Turnabout patchwork (get it on Amazon or from the publisher Martingale).

These are the different blocks you can make with this same block by moving the pieces around.


You can see all the variations in a real project by these gifted quilters: Anorina of Samelia’s mum, Tammy of Tamarinis, Becca of Pretty Piney,  Laura of Slice of π Quilts, Gretchen of Snug Harbor Quilts, Raewyn of Stitching Farmgirl and Sarah of Saroy

These fantastic quilt designers and quilters have made projects using a modern shoo fly block. Don’t forget to check their blogs to see their great work as well, read their experience with my book.

See all the quilts in the book

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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